High school senior charged with hacking report-card system


An 18-year old student appeared before a judge Friday after he was arrested for allegedly changing grades for students in a Northwest Miami-Dade school.

Miami School Board Police arrested Jose Bautista on Thursday after the principal turned him in. He faces charges of intellectual property offense, modifying programs and an offense against computer users.

The senior was set to graduate with his class at the end of the month. Bautista allegedly accessed the school’s grading system, changed his report card and at least 4 other students grades as well as other information at Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, according to his arrest report. Friends whose grades were also reportedly altered said that Bautista approached them at the beginning of the year, up until February, and asked if they wanted their grades changed.